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The Return Man by VM Zito – Advanced Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings Reviews The Return Man by VM Zito, the author’s first novel, published by Hodder and Stoughton, and is released in stores March 2012.

A page-turning, action packed, well-crafted debut novel that will take your breath away. Highly recommended.” ~The Founding Fields

Space Marine Battles: Legion of the Damned by Rob Sanders – Advanced Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews the latest Space Marine Battles novel, Legion of the Damned, the first addition to the multi-author series by Rob Sanders, author of Redemption Corps and Atlas Infernal. The novel itself is published by Black Library, out in April worldwide, and is the ninth book in the series.

“An action-packed novel with gripping characters and several bloodthirsty battles. Rob Sanders at his best.” ~The Founding Fields

Warning! There are minor spoilers in this review, but nothing that completely spoils the plot for you.

Dead Harvest by Chris Holms-Advance Review [djinn24]


Larry ‘djinn24′ Killian returns to do an advance review on the debut book from Chris Holm, Dead Harvest (The Collector) published by Angry Robot.

Damned if you do, damned if you don’t.  Sam tries to stop a war, and everyone from both sides try to kill him ~ The Founding Fields

Knight of the Blazing Sun by Josh Reynolds – Advanced Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews Knight of the Blazing Sun, Josh Reynolds’ first novel for Black Library, set in the Warhammer Fantasy Universe.

“A strong début that makes Reynolds an author to watch out for. An enjoyable, fun and interesting read.” ~The Founding Fields

Carpathia by Matt Forbeck – Advanced Dual Review [Bane of Kings/djinn24]


Bane of Kings and djinn24 review Carpathia, Matt Forbeck’s third novel for Angry Robot Books, released on February 28th in the US and Canada, and March for the Rest of the World.

Carpathia is fantastic. A page-turner that will keep you hooked right the way through the novel. Not to be missed.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields

“This book has it all, a touch of romance, horror, adventure with a bunch of vampires which equals one kick-ass page turning story. It was like a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew team up where they have to fight Dracula!” ~djinn24, The Founding Fields

The Iron Warriors Omnibus – Advanced Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings reviews Graham McNeill’s The Iron Warriors Omnibus, published by Black Library, drawing from the characters and events that took place in the Ultramarines series by the same author, who is a New York Times Bestseller. The Omnibus contains the stories Storm of Iron (novel), The Enemy of My Enemy, The Heraclitus Effect, The Skull Harvest, Iron Warrior (novella), The Iron Without, and The Beast of Calth. This is published by Black Library.

“Ruthless, fast-paced, action packed, this epic collection of short stories, novels and a novella, is one that you won’t want to miss. ~The Founding Fields

(First Looks with Commissar Ploss)

The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle – Advanced Dual Review [Bane of Kings/Shadowhawk]


Bane of Kings and Shadowhawk both write a dual review of The Alchemist of Souls by Anne Lyle, a historical fantasy novel published by Angry Robot books that is the author’s first novel.

“A fantastic, original piece of historical fantasy that makes Lyle a début author to watch out for in 2012.” ~Bane of Kings, The Founding Fields.

“This is the year of debuts and Alchemist of Souls takes you along for the wildest ride yet as you explore Elizabethan England through the eyes of a reluctant hero.” ~ Shadowhawk, The Founding Fields.

Legion of the Damned by Rob Sanders – Book Review [Shadowhawk]


Shadowhawk reviews the latest Space Marine Battles novel as Rob Sanders tackles the enigmatic, mysterious and ghostly Space Marines of the Legion of the Damned.

“An in-depth study into the character of the Excoriators and delving into some of the mysteries of the ethereal Legion of the Damned, Rob Sanders leaves you wanting more and more.” ~The Founding Fields

Juggernaut by Adam Baker – Advanced Review [Bane of Kings]


Bane of Kings writes an advanced review of Juggernaut, the prequel to Outpost, written by Adam Baker and published by Hodder and Stoughton Books.

“A brilliant, fast-paced novel that is highly recommended. I couldn’t put it down.” ~The Founding Fields

Shadow Ops: Control Point by Myke Cole – Advanced Review [djinn24]

Larry B. Killian otherwise known as djinn24 while lurking on the internet has been envolved in the gaming industry for 18 years and playing miniature war games, most notably Warhammer 40k for 16 years.  He is mainly known for miniature painting and is also an avid reader of most things fantasy and sci-fi. Our latest review features djinn24 reviewing Shadow Ops: Control Point by Myke Cole.

“Simply awesome. A mix of military might and old-school wizardry.” ~The Founding Fields

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